Menlo School Faculty & Staff

Oscar King IV

Contact

oscar.king@menloschool.org
ext. 2248

Departments and Positions

Upper School English


Credentials

Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English


Biography

After spending the last seven years in Los Angeles, I moved to the Bay Area in 2019 where I am excited to see strange new things like these so-called “trees” and this mysterious “rain.” Although I began college studying mathematics, I was captivated by courses in creative writing and fairy tales and eventually made the jump from STEM to Liberal Arts. I received both a summa cum laude BA and an MA in English from Loyola Marymount University, where I then taught courses ranging from fairy tales and classical mythology, to Jesuit rhetoric and argument, to an upper division seminar in East Asian Pop Culture (yes, that includes both K-pop and Anime). I’ve worked in real estate, medical billing, nonprofits, and publishing houses, but teaching has consistently proven to hold my heart.

When I am not at the front of the classroom or in my office, I am likely playing cards or D&D with my wife, trying to solve some funky new riddle, or reading my first drafts to my two dachshunds, Montgomery & Renaissance.